Pumpkin for Dogs | Beta-Carotene for Dogs
Organic, Non-GMO, Pureed
Rich in beta-carotene, pumpkin helps maintain healthy tissue linings, eye sight and healthy fiber for the digestive tract. This winter squash is a powerhouse of Mother Nature’s phytonutrients. The pumpkin’s orange pigmentation comes from beta-carotene, a good source of provitamin A, which can be converted to a form that the body can use. Vitamin A is important for maintaining healthy tissue linings, both internal and external, as it relates to eye sight, growth and tissue healing, and healthy skin. This role includes helping to maintain a healthy digestive tract, which is important for
absorbing as many nutrients as possible. We want to support our dogs health as best as possible. Since vitamin A is also involved in growth and repair at the cellular level, we felt it necessary to include the brilliant orange pumpkin, referred to as one of Mother Nature’s top “superfoods”.
Antioxidation is another important role that pumpkin’s beta-carotene serves, protecting cells against the effects of free radicals gone “out of control”. Free radicals are unstable molecules produced by radiation, environmental pollutants or when the body converts food to energy. Although free radicals also help in that they play a role in the immune system, when out of control they can play havoc on the body. Therefore, the key is keeping free radicals under control. One way is through a healthy diet that includes the natural antioxidant beta-carotene found in Wonder Dog Superfoods™.
Our organic pumpkin is pureed to increase the beta-carotene absorption which helps your dog take in more precious nutrients.
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